In what is being called the “smoking gun that the ‘fix’ was in,” investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson tweeted what former FBI Director James Comey originally wrote in his comments on Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified emails and what his words looked like after suggested changes from an FBI reviewing official.
“Document 34: What Comey originally proposed to say about Clinton classified email, and the changes FBI reviewing official suggested,” Atkisson tweeted.
The original sentence: “There is evidence to support a conclusion that Secretary Clinton, and others, used the private email server in a manner that was grossly negligent with respect to the handling of classified information.
The edited sentence: “Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate the laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in very sensitive, highly classified information.”
The difference being 10 years in a federal penitentiary?
The *reason* for that wording change was that “gross negligence” is a clear violation of US Code Sec. 793 (f), a law that carries a sentence of up to ten years in prison: pic.twitter.com/ayrJxBe98h
— The Sun Also Rises (@Sunset_USA) June 6, 2018
A social media user offered a stellar explanation of just what the altered sentence achieved.
“And ‘Intent’ was not part of the relevant law. Mishandling classified information for ANY reason was a violation, & a lack of intent should have had no effect on a decision to prosecute,” the tweet read. “Comey simply invented an reason not to act. Then he watered down even that bogus explanation.”
And “Intent” was not part of the relevant law. Mishandling classified information for ANY reason was a violation, & a lack of intent should have had no effect on a decision to prosecute. Comey simply invented an reason not to act. Then he watered down even that bogus explanation.
— John Sheridan (@JohnSheridan12) June 6, 2018
Americans may now understand why the left is throwing everything, to include the kitchen sink, at President Donald Trump in a desperate attempt to remove him from office. As the fact that all of this occurred under the tutelage of their messiah, Barack Obama, is not lost on them.
Here’s a sampling of the responses to the startling comparison Attkisson shared:
This appears to be the smoking gun that the *fix* was in. https://t.co/giBFds28gi
— RocUF (@rocuf) June 7, 2018
This is exactly how they'd treat Trump, right? https://t.co/FeMoPsHXZc
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) June 7, 2018
That it happened is proof of intent, neither system connects to other. You have to work to get TS on an unclass system, it is not just an "oops I hit the wrong button!" sort of action. I worked both for 20+ years, this is gross violation of federal law and deserves prison time. https://t.co/UhaYBptQ22
— Neanderthal Theologian (@ljsheeley3) June 7, 2018
Changing the wording to hide the fact it was a clear violation of the Espionage Act. What a surprise. https://t.co/6OslFcSshh
— Lady 🇺🇸🏴 Purrl (@AmericanPurrl) June 7, 2018
People are in no mood for leniency now, after this blatant special treatment of Clinton. Restore the rule of law and stop this descent into anarchy. https://t.co/Grb9tzuPMt
— Red Shannon (@rojosports) June 6, 2018
And "gross negligence" in the handling of classified information is a crime, so Comey used the euphemism "extremely careless." @brithume @RandyEBarnett https://t.co/kjkQSh6Pnu
— John W. Pettit (@mmmonk53) June 6, 2018
Obvious collusion & conspiracy to coverup the facts. Tyranny is what's been happening under Obama & I'm the only one using the proper word for years. https://t.co/gS65fLJUu2
— Lone Ranger (@frgrab_frank) June 6, 2018
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